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Breed Group: Herding
Belgian Shepherd Tervuren

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Weight
Male: 65-75; Female: 60-70 lbs
Height
Male: 24-26; Female: 22-24 inches
Color(s)
Fawn, gray, red; with black overlap. The ears and face are black.
Overview
Originating in Belgium, this breed was developed for the herding and guarding of sheep. The Tervuren is one of four breeds of Belgian Shepherds and is considered to be the more glamorous-looking. During World War I and II they were used as draft dogs, messengers, and sentry dogs. Today they continue their farm work as well as being used for police and guide dogs.
Character
A medium-sized, well-balanced breed, the Tervuren exhibits an elegant appearance and is well known for its beautiful coat. They are impressive, graceful, and powerful. This breed is courageous, agile, and alert.
Temperament
The Belgian Shepherd Tervuren is loyal and thrives on companionship. They are not recommended for inexperienced dog owners. They are protective and typically bond closely to one family member. They are suspicious and wary of strangers and will guard and protect their family, property, and territory. They do well with children they have been raised with but may not tolerate unfamiliar children. It is imperative that children not engage the Tervuren in chasing games, tug-of-war, or rough-house play. This breed does well with dogs they have been raised with but are not recommended for homes with non-canine pets. They do not do well if ignored or left alone for extended periods of time. Boredom and loneliness will lead to destructive behavior.
Care
Weekly brushing is recommended to remove loose hair, debris, and prevent matting. Bathing should only be done when necessary. The Belgian Shepherd Tervuren is prone to such health issues as anesthesia sensitivity, PRA, thyroid problems, cancer, epilepsy, and hip and elbow dysplasia.
Coat
The Belgian Tervuren is a double coat breed. The outer coat is straight, long, and abundant. The under coat is dense and consists of fine, black hair. The hair is feathery and more profuse at the chest, shoulders, and neck. The tail is densely covered.
Training
The Belgian Shepherd Tervuren is highly intelligent and obedient. However, they are very demanding and dominant. Early, intense, and ongoing socialization and obedience is an absolute must. This breed will resent and not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, consistency, and reward.
Activity
The Belgian Shepherd Tervuren breed requires an inordinate amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation. They are not recommended for city or apartment living. The Tervuren does best in a rural setting with a job to do and ample room to safely roam, run, work, and play.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Belgian Shepherd Tervuren puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

12/21/2012 10:01:22 PM

12/21/2012 10:01:22 PM

Train Are Belgian Shepherd Tervuren's easy to train : potty,& obey!command!

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Absolutely 100%! I have worked with a gamut of breeds, and was just blown away by the ease of training with my first Terv. We had to drive about a thousand mile round trip to get him, and by the time the two day drive back was over, he would potty ON Command! I was amazed how fast he picked it up, just from being in the car... we'd stop, take him for a little walk as I talked to him... I'd tell him "go potty!" and he would! Needless to say I was very impressed, and felt very lucky to finally have found such an awesome breed. I've had several others since then, and they have all been extremely easy to train, super smart and quick to pick up on commands. So be sure you are consistent, 'cause they'll learn the cues faster than you will, and then you'll confuse them! ;-) Seriously, I have never worked with a dog even close to this smart and eager to please. Hope this helps! Elizabeth K.
3/5/2014 2:24:19 PM

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5/4/2012 4:21:25 PM

5/4/2012 4:21:25 PM

which breed would be better for therapy work Border collie or tervuren? which breed would be better for therapy work Border collie or tervuren?

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I would definitely recommend the Tervuren for therapy work; a sound mind on a Terv is one of the best things any trainer can work with, and a well socialized pup will easily adjust to most any envirnment. Of course, individual temperaments will play a large role in making a dog suited to this work, so definitely check out your puppy's parents, and buy from someone who does a lot of work with their dogs, and can tell you what to expect from their lines. In general, a well bred Terv is a thing of beauty in any discipline, with enough sensitivity to pay close attention to everything, and enough nerve to handle new situations gracefully. Hope this helps! Elizabeth K.
3/5/2014 2:18:36 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/19/2011 4:28:12 PM

12/19/2011 4:28:12 PM

Are Belgian Shepherd Tervuren's good around kids and people? Are Belgian Shepherd Tervuren's good around kids and people?

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Yes, Belgian Shepherd Tervuren's are excellent with both kids and people. Just like any breed, socialization is important as a puppy. But in general they are friendly dogs with keen instincts.
4/2/2012 1:04:36 PM

Anonymous

Absolutely! Tervs are terrific with kids, and in general love all their people very much. A well-balanced Tervuren has a great mind and attitude, and should be completely trustworthy with everyone and everything. Unfortunately, I have heard of a few Tervs who began snapping; but the vet determined this was not the dog's fault, but faulty breeding resulting in the onset of epilepsy. So it is important to select good sound genetics to get your pup from... for a life time of the best friend you can have! Hope this helps! Elizabeth K.
3/5/2014 2:07:01 PM

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11/26/2011 12:19:41 PM

11/26/2011 12:19:41 PM

We are looking for a Tervuren puppy I have 3 grown cats will the puppy adapt to the cats because... We are looking for a Tervuren puppy I have 3 grown cats will the puppy adapt to the cats because of the pecking order that most animals have or is thier something a can do to bond them with each other or is this pairing a bad idea ?

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The puppy will naturally want to play with the cats. Whether they get along or not will depend on the cat. A lot of cats don't care for dogs in general, so your cat's personality is the main factor in this pairing. If your cat is willing to put up with the puppy, they will get along just fine.
4/2/2012 1:09:00 PM

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Yes, you should be able to have harmony in your home after mixing the two, but you will want to supervise the introduction! ;-) The pup may or may not already have experience with cats, and this will dictate how it immediately responds to yours. Also, your cats may have pre-conceived notions of dogs, that could cloud the issue. In general, if you get a young pup, the cats will set the tone for the relationship. If they are wiling to play, the pup will be very glad to, and if the cats say "No." the pup will mostly respect that. If the cats run, then a chase will be on, and this is not a good habit to let develop. So make sure your cats won't run, but instead just set the pup in it's place, and this should take care of it. Of course, you'll want to be doing training with the pup so that it minds you'r commands, and a simple "No" in the future will keep things on the right path, if the pup be tempted to stray! ;-) Hope this helps! Elizabeth K.
3/5/2014 2:15:04 PM

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4/24/2011 6:34:44 PM

4/24/2011 6:34:44 PM

How Much $$$ are Belgian Shepherd Tervuren's? How Much $$$ are Belgian Shepherd Tervuren's?

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expect to pay upward of $ 800 + for a Belgian Shepherd Tervuren puppy to a good breeder, but then you can get one really reasonable or next to nothing from rescued dog centers.
5/14/2011 6:17:47 AM

Anonymous

I find Rescue groups for Tervurens and Graonendael are generally fresh out of dogs... they are great dogs that are easy to place and find homes for. So just go ahead and spring for a good, well bred, well socialized puppy, you will never spend better money on any investment. Seriously, they are the BEST! Hope this helps! Elizabeth K.
3/5/2014 2:09:22 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/25/2010 12:04:39 AM

10/25/2010 12:04:39 AM

How old do Belgian Shepherd Tervuren males shepards live for? How old do Belgian Shepherd Tervuren males shepards live for?

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With good health the Belgian Tervuren should live 15 to 16 years. Males can take anywhere from 2 to 5 years to fully mature and grow out of their "teenage years".
11/22/2010 4:02:56 AM

Anonymous

This is very vague question, almost like asking how long a person lives? Normally the larger the breed of dogs the shorter the lifespan, also it depend on the quality of life, location they are kept, the degree of exercise and the food they are fed, along with many other factors that can make a big difference. but average life span of the Belgian Shepherd Tervuren size dog is about 12 ~ 15 Years, so consider yourself lucky when they live anything past 10 Years mark.
5/14/2011 6:22:32 AM

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